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Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)

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Registration & Taking Your Test

You may register or withdraw through your account.

If you need additional assistance, contact MTEL customer service:

MTEL customer service contact information
Email: Send us a message
Phone: (866) 565-4894 (toll free) or (413) 256-2892
Mon–Fri: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Sat: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Live Chat: This service is available when the "Chat now" tab appears in the lower right corner of your screen.
Mail: Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9013
Submit Materials: To update your account information (name, SSN, DOB, MEPID)
To submit other materials to Evaluation Systems
Fax: (413) 256-7077

Schedule, Reschedule, or Cancel

You may schedule, reschedule, or cancel your registration through your account.

If you need additional assistance, contact VUE:

VUE contact information
Web: MTEL appointments: www.pearsonvue.com/mtel Link opens in a new window
Phone: (800) 989-8532

MonFri: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time
Sat: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time
2016 Pearson VUE Holiday schedule:
Sep 5, 2016, Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. eastern time
Nov 11, 2016, Open full day
Nov 24, 2016, Closed all day
Nov 25, 2016, Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. eastern time
Dec 26, 2016, Closed all day

Test Center Location

If you need directions or information about how to find your test center:

VUE test center locator
Web: MTEL test center locations: Find your test center Link opens in a new window

Scoring & Reporting

MTEL customer service contact information
Email: Send us a message
Phone: (866) 565-4894 (toll free) or (413) 256-2892
MonFri: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Sat: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Live Chat: This service is available when the "Chat now" tab appears in the lower right corner of your screen.
Mail: Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9013
Submit Materials: To update your account information (name, SSN, DOB, MEPID)
To submit other materials to Evaluation Systems
Fax: (413) 256-7077

Requesting Alternative Testing Arrangements

To request alternative testing arrangements:

  1. Review the Alternative Testing Arrangements section of this website
  2. Register for your test
  3. Submit your alternative testing arrangements request form, including all required documentation

General Questions

MTEL customer service contact information
Email: Send us a message
Phone: (866) 565-4894 (toll free) or (413) 256-2892
MonFri: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Sat: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays
Live Chat: This service is available when the "Chat now" tab appears in the lower right corner of your screen.
Mail: Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004-9013
Submit Materials: To update your account information (name, SSN, DOB, MEPID)
To submit other materials to Evaluation Systems
Fax: (413) 256-7077

Licensure Requirements & Which Tests to Take

Contact Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Educator Licensure, for information about licensure requirements.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education contact information
Web:

Licensing Information: Visit the Office of Educator Licensure link opens in a new window and then select the appropriate license category.

At this site you will find regulations, guidelines, and applications for Academic PreK–12, Vocational Technical Education, and Adult Basic Education licenses. Access the Licensure Requirements Tool link opens in a new window to identify the requirements for a specific educator license, or apply for an educator license online using the Educator Licensure and Recruitment (ELAR) link opens in a new window system. First-time applicants must create an ELAR profile prior to applying online.

MTEL Program Information: www.doe.mass.edu/mtel link opens in a new window
At this site you will find MTEL notices, a list of test preparation resources available to the public, and frequently asked questions.

Phone:

(781) 338-6600
TTY-NET Relay: (800) 439-2370

MonFri: Available 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays.

Please check the website link opens in a new window for up-to-date information on hours of operation.

24-Hour Automated Line: Call (781) 338-3000 and then press "2" to obtain the status of an existing license application.

Walk-in:

Welcome Center Service Counter:
Located on the 1st floor
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148

MonFri: Available 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m. eastern time, excluding holidays

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an affirmative action employer, is committed to ensuring that all of its programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the public. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For further information regarding this policy, please visit the Department's website at www.doe.mass.edu/resources/policy.html link opens in a new window.

Live customer support will not be available during the following holidays:

Jan 2, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
May 29, 2017
Jul 3–4, 2017
Sep 4, 2017
Nov 23–24, 2017
Dec 25, 2017

Email Communication Form

Use the contact form below for general inquiries regarding testing, registration, and scoring. Do not include your social security number in your message.

Please allow 2–3 business days for a response.